04-06-2014, 01:20 PM
First let me say welcome to the WHL family! We are glad you found us! Next I have to say that those last two post are exactly the kind that brought...
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04-05-2014, 01:20 PM
Hello and welcome to WHL! We are so very glad that you found us. I am so sorry you are having a hard time but sadly it often takes us a long time to...
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03-23-2014, 06:56 PM
Hi Alopez. I wish I could answer that question for you but it isn't that simple. There currently is no single test for Lupus. That blood work will...
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03-22-2014, 04:59 PM
The answer is yes and no. Yes if it is acting up at the moment but often times the problem is that it is a problem of irregularity in how it is...
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03-22-2014, 04:44 PM
Wonderful advice we try to give often! Don't ever let someone ignore yoy when you know you are sick! So glad you listened to your body! Take care of...
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03-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Sorry i am so late in welcoming you! We are really glad that you are here. Make yourself at home and I look forward to getting to know you!
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03-22-2014, 07:02 AM
Hello from a fellow Texan! I love the "don't make Marvin mad"! LOL Very true!
Texas is hard on Lupus, some parts worse than others. I am glad you...
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03-22-2014, 06:58 AM
When you say "get sick" do you get diarrhea? I ask because I know many suffer with this and often it is caused by the removal of the gallbladder. It...
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03-22-2014, 06:49 AM
I'm going to give you an answer you most likely don't want to hear. Talk to your doctor. I dealt with this for several years before they figured out...
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- Still working on the correct diagnosis. I'm 47, single mom of a great 16 year old boy. Currently waiting impatiently for disability as there is no way I can work at this time. Love to laugh and meet interesting people. Can't wait to get this disease under control so I can do those things again.
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on 09-25-2012 at 04:53 PM
Maybe it's good, maybe it's bad, but writing helps ease some of the pain from my legs and arms. I had a good day but tonight it rained and cooled off. Maybe my joints just can't take it. I've spread pain relief lotion from my knees to my ankles and my feet have their own creams. Praise God, the Tylenol helps my hands. I was taken off of narcotics for my fibro about a month ago and usually, it's not problem, but tonight, I wish I could just apply something to the pain! I also thank God that
on 09-19-2012 at 07:14 AM
It was pretty gloomy for awhile where my health was concerned. Out of all of the crazy things happening to me, the 3:00pm shut down is the worst! I'd get quite a bit done and then 3:00pm hits and I have to make sure there is a bed nearby. God forbid that I'm behind the wheel. I blare my radio, open the windows and if that doesn't work, I will pull over. Mostly, I try to make sure I'm not out and about.
But my bladder seems to be working again - Praise God! I won't lie, the catheder
on 09-12-2012 at 10:02 AM
This past four years of fighting one pain disease after another has taken it's toll. It does on all of us but I can't speak for others, only me. I went from a vivacious, outgoing, on the move mom to a couch potato who can't remember if she ate that day. My son, now 18, has had to watch the EMTs take me away numerous times. He's lifted me from the kitchen floor after a seizure when I can't use my lips to speak clearly. My blood pressure runs from 90/60 to 180/115 -- never any idea what it
on 07-29-2011 at 04:08 PM
I've been fighting for a year to make any headway with this Lupus diagnosis. I have numerous symptoms but I don't have the numbers so therefore, I'm unqualified. I get hospitalized but since the numbers don't show up, I just look like the junkie off the street. And that's funny too because I receive far too much medication already.
In the next month I will be seeing a Pulminologist, cardiologist, gastrologist, psychiatrist, and my primary. Somehow, I just don't have much faith.
on 03-30-2011 at 09:54 AM
I have to admit that I'm getting tired of the progressive nature of this disease. Months ago it was all about the rash on my face and then the endless fact-finding mission to figure out what I'm dealing with. Now, several months later, many hospitalizations and doctors appts later, I wish I was just back to the red face! Forgive me for the rant, but here it comes...
I am so tired of being tired! For a couple of years it was just going back to bed in the morning after my son was